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Trump Hates The Poor: 02/15/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - US News and World Report

Trump's budget proposal has something to hurt almost everyone, but it's a perfect storm for the poor.

Trump’S Infrastructure Plan Is A Scam: 02/12/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

It’s a shame that the president and Congress aren’t willing to make these simple choices to fund real infrastructure investments. It’s probably a fantasy that private investors will step up to the tune of well over $1 trillion to make all of our lives better. And even in the cases ...

Trump's Lies Pave The Way For War: 02/01/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - US News and World Report

All of this talk – and money – points in one direction. There's a likely ending to all this military bluster and buildup, and it's one that goes boom.

Dark Money At The Pentagon: 01/25/2018

Branko Marcetic - Jacobin

Researchers have discovered trillions of dollars in unexplained military spending. We might never find out where it went.  

Trump Just Made It Easier To Deny Medicaid To Those Who Need It: 01/18/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

The Trump administration moved recently to allow states to require “proof of work” for Medicaid recipients. The idea is punitive and counter-productive—not to mention hypocritical.

What Do Trump's Work Requirements For Medicaid Mean?: 01/17/2018

Rising Up With Sonali - Rising Up With Sonali

The work requirements fulfill a long-term Republican ideal of making poor Americans jump through many hoops, suffer undignified scrutiny, and be forced to work in a stagnant economy in order to be part of a tax-payer funded social safety net. 

Repeal And Replace The Trump Tax Plan: A Call To Action For 2018: 12/28/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The passage of the most sweeping and disastrous tax plan in a generation is not just a defeat, it is a call to action for 2018.

Tax Plans Pave Way For Massive Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security: 12/05/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

While the Senate and House versions of the highly unpopular GOP tax bill are being reconciled, it's important to remember that the two have one thing in common: adding significantly to the national debt. This may seem counterintuitive for fiscal conservatives, but it's the perfect cover for the GOP's real ...

What's Another $1 Trillion?: 12/05/2017

Kai Ryssdal - NPR's Marketplace

We get down to the differences between the Senate and House versions of the tax bill, and debt created is one of those differences. Also included is the number of tax brackets, the alternative minimum tax and the amount of the child tax credit. Plus, Marketplace’s Dan Gorenstein is in ...

10 Reasons To Revive The 1968 Poor People’S Campaign: 12/04/2017

Sarah Anderson - The Nation

Inspired by an initiative cut short by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., moral leaders are planning a wave of civil disobedience.